For non-event related work enquiries, please contact my agent Jodie Hodges: JHodges@unitedagents.co.uk
For anything event / workshop related, please use the contact form on the 'EVENTS' tab at the top of this page.
If you like my books and want to tell me then you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on any of the social media buttons at the top of this page (don't forget to follow me too!)
If you prefer the personal touch then you can send any fan mail to me care of my publisher:
Matty Long c/o Children's Books Department
Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon Street
Please be sure to include return postage if you'd like a response. Also, while I love getting fan mail please allow a while for me to respond; amazing though it is I still need to fit sending a response around my work schedule (these gnomes don't draw themselves!)
If you'd like to chuck a couple of pennies in my virtual jar then feel free to hit the button below! (Ko-Fi will open in a new window).
Here are some answers to the more commonly asked questions I get asked - hopefully this will save us each an email ;-)
How can I best support what you do?
Pre-ordering an author's books ahead of release - ideally from an independent bookshop - is best for the author and the industry that supports them. Pre-ordering notifies a bookseller of interest in the title, and may result in more copies being ordered and sold. If you're buying online, please do consider using the Bookshop.org link on the "Buy My Books" tab of this website which ensures I'll get a few pennies from the sale!
Whether you are buying or borrowing my books, please be sure to spread the word if you enjoyed them. This can be via online review in places like Amazon or just by telling your friends! Finally, there's a button above where you can support me directly should you wish to.
However you support what I do, thank you so much :]
When will your book be released in the US?
The first two Super Happy Magic Forest Picturebooks - SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST and SHMF: SLUG OF DOOM (Super Slug of Doom: A Super Happy Magic Forest Story in the US) were published in the US by Scholastic. Everything after has yet to be published over there. Keep an eye on my social media channels and this website where I'll update if I have any new information.
How can I get your book in the US?
Both SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST and the second book, SLUG OF DOOM, should be easy enough to get hold of but my other books (including Salty Dogs) will need to be shipped internationally. My recommendation would be to use Blackwells. Other suppliers such as Amazon should be able to ship it too.
I really appreciate the extra lengths US fans have to go to get hold of the books, so thanks!
Why are your Super Happy Magic Forest chapter books in black and white and not full colour? Will you ever release them in colour?
Can you do an event at my school / library / festival?
Maybe! Please do get in touch via the contact form on my events page. Though, do note that I am based in Cambridgeshire in the UK and therefore any visit that isn't easily doable within a day would incur a larger expense on your part. However, I am also pleased to offer virtual workshops and events! Do get in contact using the form on the EVENTS page to discuss this further.
How do you make your illustrations?
All my work from Turbo Bunnies onwards is created by hand on a Wacom Cintiq 22HD tablet, but everything before that involved a lot of pencils, pens, paper, and scanning before it could be coloured digitally. And everything before that involved a lot of felt tip pens and crayons and some magnets to stick it up on the fridge (if Mum thought it was good enough...)
Ketchup or Mayo?
Ketchup all the way. Mayo is gross.